$tarbuck$: Punks Swipe Phone, Sell It Back To Victim

Here’s a unique twist on cell phone theft. Three offenders stole a victim’s cell phone at the Starbucks on Diversey at Clark/Broadway around 6:15 Wednesday evening.

Then, in a bizarre turn of events, one of the thieves offered to sell the back phone to their victim for $60.

Remarkably, the victim agreed to the deal!

The offenders, last seen westbound on Diversey, are described as:

1-male, black, 5’8″ tall, shaved head, black long-sleeve shirt, blue jeans

2-male, black, 5’7″ tall, gray t-shirt, a gold chain, and shorts.

3-no description given

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